Monty Greig has been a singing and entertaining for audiences all over Ontario since 1999. In his Rock & Roll Days, as lead singer for the Popular 80’s style band "One Night Stand" he served as the show opener for Canadian Rockers "Trooper" and for 60’s Legends "Dr Hook and the Medicine show". For many years he relished the idea of trying something new. While working in Las Vegas, he fell in love with the whole "Rat Pack" style of music and entertaining. Upon arriving home, he started his journey into jazz standards and has never looked back.
For the past 5 years Monty Greig has been pleasing audiences by bringing to life his "Crooner Show" and breathing new life into classic jazz standards from the best in the business. As a high energy entertainer and a soulful singer, he has the ability to bring a crowd to their feet and have them dancing the night away.
Monty Greig demo
In 2010 he recorded his first jazz standards demo. This made its way to several small radio stations around Ontario. In 2012 he released "I’m Gonna Live Until I Die" which featured 2 original tracks and was subsequently picked up by many more radio stations across Canada via DMDS. It was November 2013 when this Toronto Crooner released his third album "Winter Wonderland" through networking efforts and DMDS. He was able to have this album picked up by even more stations in Canada, the U.S. and in Europe.
Monty Greig albums
In January 2014, he was able to market two of his albums on iTunes, Amazon, and many other media outlets, and has had a consistent level of sales in the Canadian, U.S and European Markets. Over the past five years Monty Greig has gained over 10,000+ fans through social media outlets and has gained popularity from his 250+ live performances over this time period.
In early 2014 Monty Greig teamed up with Mark to help bring his original music to fruition. So far together they have produced 2 singles. The first song is called " I Just Want to dance" and it was created with the funding help of the Factor demo grant.
With this first single, the duo landed licensing agreements with Music of the Sea Inc, Zilah Publishing and HD Music Now. Furthermore, through promotion efforts, the single has been picked up by many jazz and adult contemporary stations across Canada, the U.S. and by many key radio markets in Europe, which has prompted new opportunities for performing in Poland. It is Monty Greig's goal to create a full length album of original jazz material with the help of Mark.